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Post by Ravermeister » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:09 am

And I am not a DJ I like to make music and visuals I

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Post by Ravermeister » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:17 am

Not that I have anything against DJ.s I'm just not one. I would love any suggestions for additional essential or non essential reading. Especially activities not to mess out on

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Post by BAS » Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:22 am

Hello all. I attended in 2005 and learned bronchitis and playa dust do not mix well. Since then..., well, I've wanted to go back, but reality kept getting in the way and not in a fun sense. Now things have finally gotten somewhat better-- no longer bordering on suicide, got on disability, not continually under stress, etc.-- and, after spending a few days sick, I am planning on returning in 2016 assuming civilization doesn't collapse in the meanwhile (or, possibly, even if it does.)

I've been going by BAS-- which I have decided stands for "Bipolar Airship Services" just because-- mostly because that's all I could come up with years ago when prompted by eplaya for a handle.

Right now I am stuck in Wisconsin and disgusted with the voters electing Scott Walker for Governor and stacking the state's government with other Tea Party lunatics. Too tied down to move right now, though.

I have been to Lakes of Fire once, before the event moved further up into Michigan, adding extra distance to the logistics. (Who in the world thought that was a good place to place a lake large enough to be an inland sea, anyway?!?)

I just made the decision yesterday, so nothing has really been thought out yet, including if I trust my car enough to drive it 2,000+ miles to BRC and back. (If anyone from Ford is reading this: my current 2001 Taurus is using up all the good will my old Escort wagon built up with me.)

I've got a lot to get caught up on, I'm guessing.
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Post by birdieart » Wed Dec 16, 2015 2:07 pm

Hello, I'm a 27/F living in SoCal.

I have a few campout festivals under my belt, am relatively low maintenance, and feel/hope I am ready for my first BM in 2016.
My best friend just went his first year in 2015, and we hope to attend together next year! I've been meeting some solid veterans in the past year or two (mostly through that friend).

By day, I work in architecture, but by night I'm an artist and avid concert goer. And I love birds (birds + art = birdieart. get it? :D ).

I am happiest being in the middle of nowhere, under the stars. /shrug

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Post by Elliot » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:15 pm

Welcome to ePlaya, Birdieart!
Apprenticing with experienced Burners is a good way to go. In fact, I have always felt that some sort of apprenticeship should be mandatory. (And now we are well on our way to that, with the Directed Group Sale tickets, where the Camp Leads distribute the tickets.)
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Post by Agaton » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:21 pm

Ravermeister, it sounds like you are doing it right.
Activities not to mess...? Do you mean miss? You will miss 90% of the activities you leave camp for. This is becase you will stumble upon soooo many other activities on teh way. So it is all good.

Welcome birdieart!
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Post by Ratty » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:38 pm

Welcome birdieart! Hang out and read, ask questions and plan. It's great to have so much time to prepare. Join the conversations and we'll hug you in person later.
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Hello! First time burner from Victoria BC

Post by Ceedub » Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:19 pm

Hello burners!

I have been mentally, emotionally, and spiritually preparing myself for my first burning man experience and 2016 is going to be the year! I have read lots on the site and message boards, awesome info, and know a few acquantinces that have gone - first hand experiences are great.

I'd love any other tips, tricks, insight, mantras, etc. My biggest question right now (and worry) is about tickets, but I've subscribed to Jackrabbit Speaks so hopefully ticket info will be announced soon.

I can watch all the videos and documentaries and read all the stuff and things, but am looking to get connected with the community before August so please don't be shy!

Peace and love.

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Post by Elliot » Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:00 pm

Welcome to ePlaya!
Last I saw, ticket sales may be starting a tad later than last year -- in case you are looking at last year's information.
Since you found JRS, you have probably also found the Survival Guide.
And you are now connected to a small but valuable segment of the community. :D
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Post by Ratty » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:18 am

Welcome Ceedub. We aren't shy!! Join into the conversations and get to know us. This site holds the answers to ALL of your questions. If you can't find it just ask.
mentally, emotionally, and spiritually preparing myself for my first burning man
Don't forget financially. Your wallet will spring a slow leak that becomes a gusher in July and August.
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Post by Skuzzy61 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:37 pm

Ratty wrote:Welcome Ceedub. We aren't shy!! Join into the conversations and get to know us. This site holds the answers to ALL of your questions. If you can't find it just ask.
mentally, emotionally, and spiritually preparing myself for my first burning man
Don't forget financially. Your wallet will spring a slow leak that becomes a gusher in July and August.
Well, some are not shy.

I too am a virgin and looking forward to the chance to get to Burning Man. Hope to see you there Ceedub. I will be easy to spot. The tall old guy who looks confused and off to the side of the action. Or course, the Wife unit will be in the center of the action.

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Post by cosmedoc » Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:23 am

Call me Doc, everybody else does. I've followed burning man for years from the time it was just burning driftwood on a beach and getting high. Vicariously, but unwilling to commit. I am by trade a dentist, and have been for almost 40 years. Having done it for over 10,000 hours I am a master, an outlier. That makes me seem old, but in body and spirit I am a young burning man. The quest for relevance and meaning started young and continues to this day. Last year with my wife, a backpack, and a goal we left St Jean France and walked for 36 days across the Pyrennes, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela , the El Camino France's pilgrimage. I am not Cathlic but I am spiritual and am convinced that beyond this life there lies another adventure. I have been intrigued over the years with the burning man because initially it seemed to represent a community of peace, acceptance, experience, new concepts of this life and beyond, and an opportunity to stand back and just say wow, this makes me feel alive. Reading this blog and other reports from burners of the past, I'm starting to sense a new vibe and not a good one. Which is why I'm venturing out from the shadows and actually posing a question to people who have actually experienced burning man. Is it still relevant or is it just a bunch of young, narcissistic, over privileged kids shouting hey, look at me, I can be weird. I'm reading both that it's still someplace a man in his 60's could bring his wisdom,life experience and passion for the new and be embraced or it's become another media side show and the best of BM is over. Have I waited too long to experience the true burning man or is it intended to be an evolution, an inevitable morphing event that either embraces the change or dies.

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Post by lucky420 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:24 am

Hola and hello...

Burning man is both relevant and has its share of young narcissistic "look at me" douche canoes.

You're in your 60's so that means you're 40. You'll be fine...

I like to think of it as the weirdest camping trip you'll ever do with some of the best friends you'll make for life.
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Post by motskyroonmatick » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:30 am

Doc, It was my 12th burn this year and I would say if you have been following it this long then you should make plans and go. My experience is that I have changed in the way I perceive and interact with the burn more than the burn has changed. Sure the esplanade is not as wild and cut loose as in 2004 but nearly everything that was amazing back then is still going on although by other people and perhaps in camps and neighborhoods instead of out on the esplanade. Like all cities there are corners that aren't appealing to some but quite appealing or useful to others. It's not built to cater to our individual sensibilities but anyone can find their niche and have a glorious time in it in BRC. It's still a truly wonderful and unique place and an unmatched experience.

Welcome to ePlaya. This is a fantastic place to plan and seek advice.
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Post by allforone » Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:03 pm

Hey

My name is Maikel and i am from Belgium. Looking forward to hopefully getting tickets for 2016 BM and meeting new ppl.
I work at a restaurant where i make pizza's and sandwiches. i got a my degree in Bakkery in 2011.
This year was like a year for self discovery for me. But in doing this i felt alienated to the structure in today's society.
If i begin talking about what i feel and my understanding of things now, ppl give me a weird look.
My best friend on the other hand is slowly coming to terms with all that i'm saying and doing. Not that he had problem with! it's just he din't understand it. But he is getting there. He only needs to let go of his fears. No reason to be afraid right;D.

If someone can explain some things to be about the camps cause we need to come a long way so maybe where we can buy food and water for when we get to America before the burn. That would be so helpfull. and maybe some tips? Yes i know youtube :D if been watching clips on youtube for the past weeks non stop:p.

Anyway sorry for the long post:p.

Have a nice day and a happy new year ;)

Best Wishes Maikel

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Post by lucky420 » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:39 pm

Hola and hello...


Go to the burning man website and read the survival guide and first timer prep. Then read it again.

And again.
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Post by AmazonTanker » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:40 pm

Hi all from AmazonTanker,
I'm new here but excited to meet new burners. I'm currently located in TX and have been to the 1995 BM. I had a great time and hope to attend in 2016. I'm a Wildlife Rehabilitor and teach bushcraft classes around the USA. It's been awhile since my last burn but I'm ready to attend again. I will be looking to see if anyone wants to share a ride, as I'll be making the 28 hour drive solo. Currently my husband and friends have no desire to attend but I'm adventurous and don't mind making the trek solo. Thanks for having me :wink:
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Post by Elliot » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:12 pm

Welcome, Amazon Tanker! The event might have grown a little since 1995, but you probably already know where to find all the new info you need.
Can you tell us a bit about your work with wildlife? That sounds interesting.
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Post by AmazonTanker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:32 am

Sure Elliot,
I live in a area dense with trees and heavy with hunters. So I take in animals from squirrels to deer to foxes and raptors. It's my obligation/passion to fix them up and get them well enough to be released back into the wild. That consist of bottle feeding babies, trying to avoid imprinting on them, fixing broken bones and acclimating them back to nature. I don't receive a paycheck for my services, it's all volunteer. I run off donations and whatever I happen to have in my pocket. I find it rewarding and I feel like I'm a doing something good.
As for it growing since 95, I expect that and would hope it's grown and only gets better every year. I have always told people BM is what you make of it and the people you connect with. Go in with no expectations and you will be amazed. Go in with a closed mind and you will be disappointed.
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Post by Elliot » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:38 am

Most admirable. In my camp is a lady who volunteers at a wildlife shelter in Illinois. And my brother works more or less full time with animals, specializing in the behavior of wolves. He has hand-raised polar bear cubs (and has the scars...).

Anyhoo... you certainly seem to remember the basics of Burning Man. You may still want to read up on it. For example, drive-by target shooting was dropped some years ago.
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Post by AmazonTanker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:08 pm

Haha,
Well I have been absorbing information the past year to make sure I'm up to date. Closer to date I hope to find a camp I can volunteer at. But it seems one of the main changes Ice noticed is how it's grown and the different genre of burners. Last time I took a tent and camped solo. This time I'm considering taking my off grid cargo conversion. Packing is easy, costumes...what happened to going nude? Looking forward it!
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Post by lucky420 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:18 pm

oh there's till plenty nekids (not me) the guy above you is one! Hi Elliot 8)
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Post by AmazonTanker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:04 pm

Back in 95 I loved being unclothed, but that's been forever ago. So I suppose I better get busy making costumes since I'm pushing 40. :wink:
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Post by Savannah » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:33 pm

cosmedoc wrote:Call me Doc, everybody else does. I've followed burning man for years from the time it was just burning driftwood on a beach and getting high. Vicariously, but unwilling to commit. I am by trade a dentist, and have been for almost 40 years. Having done it for over 10,000 hours I am a master, an outlier. That makes me seem old, but in body and spirit I am a young burning man. The quest for relevance and meaning started young and continues to this day. Last year with my wife, a backpack, and a goal we left St Jean France and walked for 36 days across the Pyrennes, across northern Spain, to Santiago de Compostela , the El Camino France's pilgrimage. I am not Cathlic but I am spiritual and am convinced that beyond this life there lies another adventure. I have been intrigued over the years with the burning man because initially it seemed to represent a community of peace, acceptance, experience, new concepts of this life and beyond, and an opportunity to stand back and just say wow, this makes me feel alive. Reading this blog and other reports from burners of the past, I'm starting to sense a new vibe and not a good one. Which is why I'm venturing out from the shadows and actually posing a question to people who have actually experienced burning man. Is it still relevant or is it just a bunch of young, narcissistic, over privileged kids shouting hey, look at me, I can be weird. I'm reading both that it's still someplace a man in his 60's could bring his wisdom,life experience and passion for the new and be embraced or it's become another media side show and the best of BM is over. Have I waited too long to experience the true burning man or is it intended to be an evolution, an inevitable morphing event that either embraces the change or dies.
I think you'd better come and find out, & decide for yourself. Of course the event changes . . . but it's largely what you make of it. Change is not always bad, either: you can actually find a clean porta-potty these days. When I started attending: not a chance in hell of that. :lol: And there were fewer art installations back then, too. Welcome! :D
allforone wrote:Hey

My name is Maikel and i am from Belgium. Looking forward to hopefully getting tickets for 2016 BM and meeting new ppl.
I work at a restaurant where i make pizza's and sandwiches. i got a my degree in Bakkery in 2011.
This year was like a year for self discovery for me. But in doing this i felt alienated to the structure in today's society.
If i begin talking about what i feel and my understanding of things now, ppl give me a weird look.
My best friend on the other hand is slowly coming to terms with all that i'm saying and doing. Not that he had problem with! it's just he din't understand it. But he is getting there. He only needs to let go of his fears. No reason to be afraid right;D.

If someone can explain some things to be about the camps cause we need to come a long way so maybe where we can buy food and water for when we get to America before the burn. That would be so helpfull. and maybe some tips? Yes i know youtube :D if been watching clips on youtube for the past weeks non stop:p.

Anyway sorry for the long post:p.

Have a nice day and a happy new year ;)

Best Wishes Maikel

Hi Maikel,

You can buy almost anything you need here in Reno Nevada or San Francisco California, including food, water, and camping stuff. Those towns are very accommodating of Burners and expect the yearly traffic.

Just continue reading. And be prepared for very cold weather at night (40F sometimes), very hot weather during the day (90F) and dust as fine as baby powder (GI-issue Sun/Wind/Dust goggles are fantastic). Bring a few pairs of shoes that are already well-broken in. Wear some boots and pack some slip-ons. :)

Just in case: be financially$$ and emotionally prepared for your best friend to get scared and back out of the trip. A lot of people do, once they realize how difficult and expensive the trip can be (particularly to come from Europe). Be ready to travel alone, or with other European Burners. Join the mailing lists for the countries nearest you. (And sign up for the JackRabbit Speaks newsletter).

http://regionals.burningman.org
AmazonTanker wrote:Back in 95 I loved being unclothed, but that's been forever ago. So I suppose I better get busy making costumes since I'm pushing 40. :wink:
Don't put your clothes on unless you really want to! :lol:

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Post by Elliot » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:18 pm

Even in 2006, quite a few people went nude. And I specially liked some costumes that really were something (as opposed to just clothing of extra shiny colors) while incorporating the human underneath – free of clothing. The one I remember best was a couple who were dressed up as trees. This was in 2007 – The Green Man.

Their bodies were the trunks of the trees, from the ground to near the tree-tops. They were draped in some sort of netting, like fish net, and the branches and leaves were tied into the netting. Exactly as with an average tree, the trunks were partly visible, but only partly between the branches.

I should point out that this was all extremely well done.

The effect was stunning. Even in our eco-conscious times, when “tree-hugger” is probably an official word in the dictionary, I have never seen anything else that so elegantly illustrated and equated man and his environment.

And the tree trunks were nude. And it occurred to me that if they have worn even minimal clothing “as required for modesty”, the effect would have been ruined.

Here’s another. This is a photo (below) I came across in the BM photo gallery. Imagine if this half-organic-half-mechanical beast from outer space had to wear a loin cloth. It would be patently ridiculous.

Now the bad news. Burning Man became mainstream. And mainstream “ticket-buyers” – as opposed to Burners who actually grasped the concept – brought their taboos and crap with them.

2012 was the Bad Year. A “perfect storm”. 2011 had been fabulous in every way – flawless weather, solid Playa surface, etc, and word got out. I’m told there was a video on YouTube that the entire World saw. And the hordes arrive in 2012. Almost half of my loaner bicycles were not returned – a shocking outrage.

Luckily, the situation has begun improving again, as the ethos spreads, relentlessly against any odds.

Anyhoo… I go nude when I darn well feel like it, and some of my camp members are building up the courage (as if any should be needed!). We peaked at three of us fixing bikes in the buff in 2015. More next year for certain.
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Post by AmazonTanker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:58 pm

Elliot this picture is stunning and poetic, I am a firm believer that the human form is a beautiful thing no matter the size or shape. And it truly isn't what's on the outside that counts. In 95 it seemed like half of us were all natural and easy going. I myself try to avoid clothing when I can, granted I'm no longer the beauty I was at 18 but I love my body and all my flaws. I think a good costume is something that represents who you are and let's you still be seen. I am not one for the rainbow shiny rave wear. Your camp sounds pretty sweet, I'll have to check it out. As for the mass growth of attendants, that shit is bananas! It seems unreal considering the amount that came in the 90's. I was 19 and I still consider it as my rite of passage and a enlightening experiance. Never less I look forward to 2016 and all that it offer and meeting some kindred souls.
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Post by Elliot » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:38 pm

If I could ask God for one photo, it would be of that couple dressed as trees. They were just... RIGHT. (Who ever saw a tree covering its... pine cones... with cloth?!)
There should be a link to our camp website down in my signature blurb. The site desperately needs updating, but it should give you an idea.

I finally got around to reading the Jack Rabbit Speaks that came out over a week ago. And I wound up looking at a brief BM history by year since the beginning. Nifty. There is something similar on BM's own website -- all on one page, I think.
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Post by St33ltrout » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:28 am

Hi,

I'm Sarah and I'm hoping 2016 will be my first burn. I've been going to regionals in Ottawa and Toronto for the last 5 years, and decided that this year is the one where I finally set foot on the playa. In the last few months I've been trying to get more involved in the local burner community and asking lots of logistical questions. First step is to get my hands on a ticket...

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Post by Elliot » Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:07 pm

:D
Welcome to ePlaya, Sarah!
Sounds like you are making good connections locally. And five years of regionals have no doubt prepared you pretty well for the big one.

Still, you might want to study the Survival Guide and other First-Timer Info on the BM website.
And sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks, which is Burning Man's e-newsletter -- if you haven't already.

All information about ticket sales will be published in Jack Rabbit Speaks.

And all sorts of info is readily available here on ePlaya. The search function seems to have a bug or two, but if you do a regular search including the term ePlaya, you will often get right to what you are looking for. And when that doesn't work... just ask!
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Whinneey
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Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:35 pm
Burning Since: 2016
Camp Name: Arctica

Re: Hello and Welcome... What's your name? Tell me about You

Post by Whinneey » Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:55 pm

Hi all. I'm a first timer, and an old timer! A flower child gone to seed! I'm a recent retiree and grandmother to 5, with a son who comes every year and has intrigued me to the point that I must make this trip! It's a bucket list item, probably my only bucket list item. My son lives in Portland and I'm in Pennsylvania. He camps with his sweetheart, but at the perfect age of 69 I've decided to rent a small camper trailer for this trip. I'm actually looking for another AARP burner to share, as my other half thinks I'm nuts! It's supposed to sleep 4, but two is plenty! Share the shelter, share the amenities, share the cost. So if anyone out there has a parent, sib, etc. who is dying to come in 2016, but refuses to be a 3rd wheel, I'd be interested in meeting to share the experience with a peer! I'm setting up either a poetry or tarot booth, camping and volunteering at Arctica. Can't wait!
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